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Idioms and Phrases

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Idioms and Phrases

Idioms:

  • An idiom may be defined as an expression peculiar to a language.  Many verbs, when followed by various prepositions or adverbs, acquire and idiomatic sense.

Phrase:

  • A phrase is a group of words, which makes sense, but not complete sense.
  1. Ask for (asked for)
  2. Bear away (take away)
  3. Bear out (confirm)
  4. Bear with
  5. Be carried away (lose one's control)
  6. Blow up
  7. Break into (enter by force)
  8. Break into
  9. Break off (stopped suddenly)
  10. Break open
  11. Break out
  12. Bring forth (produce, beget)
  13. Bring in (bring income)
  14. Bring one round (convert, convince)
  15. Bring up
  16. Call for (demand)
  17. Call in (summon, send for)
  18. Carry out (carried out)
  19. Cast down (depressed)
  20. Come back (came back)
  21. Come by (get)
  22. Come off (came off)
  23. Come out
  24. Come up (raise for discussion)
  25. Cool down (cooled down)
  26. Cut down (reduce)
  27. Cut one up
  28. Distinguish between
  29. Every now and then
  30. Fall in with
  31. Fall off (diminish)
  32. Fall upon
  33. Fight against
  34. Fly away
  35. Get away with
  36. Get in
  37. Get rid of
  38. Get (pass) through
  39. Get up
  40. Give away (distribute, present)
  41. Give in (submit)
  42. Give oneself up (surrender)
  43. Give up
  44. Go after
  45. Go off with (success)
  46. Go upon
  47. Gone with the wind
  48. Hold out (resist, give)
  49. In accordance with
  50. In no time
  51. Keep in (hold back, stop and keep)
  52. Keep on (continue)
  53. Keep up
  54. Lay down (surrender)
  55. Let off (punished leniently)
  56. Live on (lives on, livede on)
  57. Long for
  58. Look after
  59. Look down upon (despise)
  60. Look down upon
  61. Look for (looked for)
  62. Look forward to (expect)
  63. Look on (regard)
  64. Look up to (respect)
  65. Look around
  66. Make for (made for)
  67. Make for (work towards)
  68. Make out (understand)
  69. Make up (made up)
  70. Meet with
  71. Move about (moved about)
  72. No matter how
  73. Pass by (overlook)
  74. Pass oneself off
  75. Pick out (select)
  76. Proceed with
  77. Put an end to
  78. Put one over on
  79. Pull down (demolish)
  80. Put in (send in)
  81. Put on
  82. Put on (assume)
  83. Run through
  84. See one off (send one off)
  85. See through (detect, complete)
  86. Set about (take steps towards)
  87. Set apart (reserved)
  88. Set up (start business)
  89. Speak out (express one's opinion)
  90. Stand by (support)
  91. Stand up for (fight for)
  92. Stick together
  93. Strike off (remove)
  94. Take after (resemble)
  95. Take off (remove)
  96. Talk over (discuss)
  97. Tell against (prove against)
  98. Throw away (waste)
  99. Throw up (resign)
  100. To call a truce
  101. To cool down (your anger)
  102. To distinguish between
  103. To exist (on the earth)
  104. To get rid of (bad habits)
  105. To go round (the exhibition)
  106. Turn out (proudce, manufacture)
  107. Turn up (happen)
  108. With flying colours
  109. Work out (solve)
  110. Work upon (influence)
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